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WPC Guilty Of Causing Death.

Patsy Blakeborough appeared before a misconduct hearing today (10th November 2015), under an allegation of discreditable conduct.

She has been found to have committed Gross Misconduct by the hearing, and was given a final written warning.

She is currently serving a driving ban, once this has completed she will be required to complete and pass an intensive driving course within the Constabulary before she will be permitted to drive marked police vehicles.

PC Blakeborough was convicted in August 2015 of causing death by careless driving on 4th April 2014 of Scott Daniel Gibson.

The finding of guilty for Gross Misconduct and the sanction issued of a Final Written Warning represents how seriously the Constabulary treated the matter.


Assistant Chief Constable Darren Martland, who chaired the misconduct hearing today said: “We expect the highest standards of professionalism, integrity, and conduct, from all police personal at all times. Cumbria Police take all allegations seriously, I can reassure communities that we investigate all cases of this nature thorough transparent public hearings.

“Our sincere thoughts and condolences at this time remain with the family and friends of Scott Daniel Gibson.

“Anyone with any concerns about the conduct of officers or staff should contact Cumbria Police on 101 and ask the speak to the Professional Standards Department.”


2 thoughts on “WPC Guilty Of Causing Death.

  1. Very interesting to read this. Many thanks for posting.

    I had two sets of gross misconduct charges levelled against me at two different councils in the North West.

    I never killed anybody.

    But I did have the temerity to blow the whistle at the first job, and complain at the second.

    I won both cases, resigned from the first job (Wirral) and retired following the second hideous charade (Cheshire West).

    I lost both jobs because the managers who couldn’t face up to and acknowledge their own crookedness enacted a kind of “scorched earth policy” which destroyed my reputation, so I could never return.

    Lovely people. Can’t help thinking if I’d been in the police the outcome might have been different.

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